The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

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March 26, 2013

DACC awards roofing contract

Clock Tower to get asphalt shingles

DANVILLE — Danville Area Community College board of trustees awarded a contract Tuesday night to re-roof the Clock Tower Center.

The Clock Tower Center’s deteriorating artificial slate roof will be replaced with an asphalt shingle roof that is more durable.

“If you’ve walked around the building, you know how much we need the roof replaced,” said DACC President Alice Marie Jacobs.

The college received only two bids for the extensive roof project that will start over the summer when there are fewer people on campus.

Mike Cunningham, director of administrative services at DACC, said the roof is 3,500 square feet.

The contract was awarded to Advanced Wayne Cain & Sons of Urbana for $288,000. The roofing project will be paid for with protection, health and safety funds.

The new roof will have a 50-year warranty and will match the roofs on other buildings on campus that have been improved in recent years, such as the Mary Miller and Bremer Conference centers.

On Tuesday, the trustees also:

  • Heard a report from Laura Hensgen, who gave an update on College for Kids. The summer program for children in third through eighth grades is in its 33rd year.

Hensgen said 13 new classes were added to the schedule for this summer. Children select three classes to take for a week in June or in July. The children eat lunch in the student union and are escorted to and from classes and buildings, giving them a sense of being on a real college campus.

Last June, 102 children were enrolled in the weeklong program, while 129 children were enrolled in the July session. Online registration for this summer’s program begins April 1 at www.dacc.edu/cce.

  • Recognized Neal Boyd who has served as a student trustee on the board for the past year.

Boyd was recognized for his year of service with a memento.

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